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Canucks GM says Luongo’s issue might be worse than day-to-day

Jan 5, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

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Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis said that Roberto Luongo will be re-evaluated on Monday to get a better idea about the severity of his injury, but the worrisome update is that he hinted this might be more than a day-to-day thing.

Gillis also confirmed that Dustin Brown‘s collision with Luongo caused the problem … and he certainly doesn’t seem happy about it, as the Vancouver Province’s Ben Kuzma reports.

“It’s not a surprise when players run a goalie — the goalie is going to get hurt. And it happened how many times last night?” Gillis said.

(In case you’re wondering, the next Canucks – Kings love-fest will happen on Monday, Jan. 13.)

While it’s true that Team Canada may very well add Luongo even if he’s injured – they’re willing to hold a spot for now for Steven Stamkos, after all – it’s still not the greatest timing for such an issue. Perhaps we’ll find out a little more about the 34-year-old’s condition in a day or three.

If Canucks fans need a little levity, how about this fun little video on Rob Laurie’s unexpected appearance in a Canucks jersey.

That’s some clutch sewing.

  1. muckleflugga - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    someone find gillis a rag

    i can’t recall hearing his opinion when kesler and hansen and kassian et al were running over goalies on any excuse

    perhaps canucks should drop the tactic wherein they shove opponents into their own goalie looking to draw calls…it’s all a bit yesterday mike…try some proper coaching or a change in strategy

    twice that i recall, luongo ate energy delivered by teammate’s effort at interference

    • blomfeld - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Rattus Managerus ?:

      in all seriousness friend, I vividly recall this weirdo’s initial hiring here in Vancouver when he interviewed ‘Elaine’ for almost 4 x days straight in a hotel room there in Vegas … talk about ‘ego gone wild’ eh ? … the man was ‘positively’ hated throughout the league during his days as a ‘player agent’ prior … and therefore the bottom line today is that Gillis is destined for ‘great’ loss, as are his ‘misguided’ supporters and sycophants …

  2. interiorfan - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Why don’t you find a rag, bro?

  3. imleftcoast - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Can Gillis fault anyone but himself when this problem has been going on since the Cup Finals? I liked Sestito’s effort, but Booth, Higgins and Kasian really did nothing last night to push back.

  4. drewzducks - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Sounds like someone needs his tires pumped.

  5. spitfisher - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Breaking News.

    Luongo picks his ass…..News at 11

    • blomfeld - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

  6. matt14gg - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    There’s a reason this clown outfit never wins anything. They are the least accountable team in the league. They never own anything and things always seem to be someone else’s fault. It starts with Mike Gillis, who always looks to find fault with evil demons all over the league whenever something goes wrong. This is a classic case. His own guy pushes Brown into Lou. At best you could go 50/50 on whether Brown embellished, but it all starts with a push by the defenseman.

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